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Author Topic: Lid for a day  (Read 371 times)
KG6OGF
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« on: June 28, 2004, 12:42:10 AM »

I guess I will have to think twice before I ever again complain about QSO killing tune-ups or other bad operating practices. After unsuccessfully making any contacts Saturday morning, I reached the conclusion that I must have had a problem with my antenna (which "had" to be the problem as it had recently fallen down when the gardner cut one of the support ropes). So I took the antenna down again, rechecked the solder joints on the balun, put it back up and tried again. The results were the same. After that, I took out the analyzer and checked everything out, but it looked just fine. Later that day, I hooked up my travel radio, a Yaesu 817, and sure enough, I had no problem making contacts. At that point, of course, I knew that the problem was with my rig (as opposed to my brain), so after I logged a few more contacts, I called it a day and figured I would have to box-up the radio and send it to Icom. About 2am I woke up with the sinking feeling that maybe, just maybe I had left the radio in split frequency mode, and might have been repeatably calling and answering calls on some other frequency. Not being able to go back to sleep with that nagging thought, I went out to my shack, and saw with horror that the split indicator was on. My sincerest apologies to anyone who had the misfortune to be working 14.275 on field day. I'm afraid it's time for bifocals.

Jeff
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N8UZE
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2004, 10:43:49 AM »

Don't sweat it.  We've all done that at least once and probably more than once.
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N2MG
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2004, 01:14:21 PM »

If you haven't done this, then you haven't operated long enough.

Still happens after being a ham for 30 years.  'cept now I look for that problem right away!  ;-)

Mike N2MG
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KG6OGF
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2004, 02:43:47 AM »

Thanks for letting me know that I'm in good company!

Jeff
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N3ZKP
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2004, 03:42:30 PM »

<< Thanks for letting me know that I'm in good company!  >>

You are, and it's a BIG club. <g>

Lon
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NK5A
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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2004, 05:39:14 PM »

Just wait until you leave the rig in VOX mode!

I have more than once. EMBARRASSING !!!!!



73

Keith
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N4ZOU
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2004, 09:03:00 AM »

On the RTTY side of operating it's very easy to forget to flip the FSK switch on the digital interface after working phone. If you leave the FSK line connected to the transceiver when in SSB mode you get poor sounding audio. If you forget to flip the switch back on for FSK then you just TX a continus mark tone, not very nice at all HI!
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